Green news roundup: Flood protection, Donald Trump and curry

Green news roundup: Flood protection, Donald Trump and curry

The week’s top environment news stories and green events

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An Environment Agency sign for Curry Moor pumping station in Somerset, submerged by floods in May.

An Environment Agency sign for Curry Moor pumping station in Somerset, submerged by floodwater in May. Photograph: Alamy

Environment news

• Scientists attribute extreme weather to man-made climate change
• Flood protection to cost UK at least £860m by 2015, ministers warned
• British farmers told to grow curry ingredients for sustainability
• Donald Trump opens controversial Scottish golf course
• Rightwing US thinktank uses FoI laws to pursue climate scientists
•  Baby leatherback turtles die in their thousands in Trinidad blunder
• BMW accused of hypocrisy over opposition to European car targets

On the blogs

An offshore wind farm in the Thames Estuary

• Judgment day is nigh for wind subsidy cuts
• Can cheap food be produced sustainably?
• Climate change is not science fiction, Jeremy Clarkson
• How to grow your own curry
• End of hosepipe bans does not mean an end to our water woes

Multimedia

Marine survey : Reef Fishes of the East Indies

• Reef Fishes of the East Indies – in pictures
• Changes to water levels after three months of rain – interactive
• Bulgaria’s largest solar park for sale – big picture
• The week in wildlife – in pictures

Features and comment

• Unused clothing worth £30bn, report finds
• Myles Allen: The climate of the climate change debate is changing
• Canada’s PM Stephen Harper faces revolt by scientists

Best of the web

• Climate risks heat up as world switches on to air conditioning
• Government defends £400m energy and climate budget underspend
• US experienced extremes of extreme weather in first half of 2012
• Inside Afghanistan’s hydropower revolution
For more of the best environment comment and news from around the web, visit the Guardian Environment Network.

…And finally

• Rain douses appetite for summer salads
Farmers forced to throw away produce as wet weather reduces consumer demand for seasonal fruit and vegetables

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